Dr. Erika Putnam,

Advocate for Health & Healing

“People are physical, chemical, and emotional,
and we are only as strong as we proactively
keep those systems healthy.”

Meet Dr. Erika Putnam, Chiropractor, Yoga Instructor & Author


Dr. Putnam is a 1995 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College.

Dr. Putnam uses a variety of chiropractic techniques and functional rehabilitation and soft tissue techniques to treat pain. Each client’s care is approached on an individual basis depending on personal preferences and clinical assessment.

She uses a broad and holistic approach to treat spinal and extremity conditions. Care may include manual manipulation, diversified adjustments, activator, trigger point therapy, massage, extremity manipulation, ultrasound, electrical therapy, taping, bracing, postural rehabilitation, yoga, orthotics or other techniques dependent on age, weight, occupation, health history, and tolerance of the patient.

The Bend has a private yoga studio where Dr. Putnam helps chiropractic patients recover by engaging them in exercise instruction or yoga to prevent injuries from reoccurring and to improve overall strength and flexibility.

She advocates for healing in a pro-active environment that includes physical, emotional and energetic well being. 

Dr. Putnam moved to Whitefish in the fall of 2016. Originally from a small town outside of Boise, Idaho, she was drawn to Whitefish after coming here to write each fall for many years. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in the chiropractic field, a RYT 500 hour yoga instructor certification and a true passion for wellness.

Outside of work Dr. Putnam enjoys road biking, hiking, hunting, outdoor sporting, snowshoeing, cooking, yoga, writing, babies and her dogs Zen and Carhartt. 

For thoughts on chiropractic care, yoga and life in Montana, follow her blog, Bones & Breath.

Meet Zen & Carhartt

Zen and Carhartt live in the woods with Dr. Putnam. They are Wirehaired Vizsla’s. They are bird dogs and need a lot of activity. To stay in tip top shape they get adjusted regularly and are big fans of their animal chiropractic treatments.

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Healing Techniques:

25 Home Practices & Tools for Peak Holistic Health & Wellness

Dr. Erika Putnam is a Contributing Author

“Chiropractor authors chapter in a self-healing book”

Editor | July 22, 2020 1:00 AM

Erika Putnam thinks of health in terms of a broader picture.

As a chiropractor and yoga instructor, she enjoys working with people who are seeking to achieve a higher level of health alongside medical professionals, but also take a personal interest in focusing on their own physical health and wellbeing.

Putnam opened The Bend, a chiropractic clinic and yoga studio, in Whitefish about three years ago. She has more than 20 years of experience in the chiropractic field and has a 500-hour yoga instructor certification.

Putnam has contributed a chapter in recently published book, “The Ultimate Guide to Self-Healing Techniques.” The book compiled by Laura Di Franco, brings together advise from 25 holistic health experts to share their personal stories and then provide self-treatment tools and practices. Keep reading here….

Dr. Erika Putnam Holding Book
ultimate guide to self healing techniques

Pain relief secrets doctors don't share. 

What if there's something you haven't learned yet that could change everything?

I'm guessing you'd want to know what that is. This book gives you 25 of those things.

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You’ll learn from 25 holistic health experts who specialize in unique modalities for peak mind, body, soul health and wellness.

Most self-treatment books concentrate on only one modality. What you have in your hands is a powerful toolkit and a rare find; the collaborative energy, effort, intention, and love from over two dozen practitioners and healers who’ve made their lives about helping people like you thrive! You’ll experience healing when you practice the tools with their patient guidance, but don’t be surprised when you feel that even more as you read and deeply resonate with their stories.

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